Tektronix Inc. is filling out its mixed signal oscilloscope portfolio with the MSO/DPO5000 series which incorporates features from both up and down the company's oscilloscope range.
The series features eight models ranging from 350 MHz of analog bandwidth and 5 GS/s sample rates to 2 GHz and 10 GS/s for higher-end applications. Record length ranges from 12.5 million up to 250 million for in-depth analysis and debug. Each model has four analog channels.
The MSO models also offer 16 digital channels and built-in parallel bus trigger and decode functionality. The DPO models are field upgradeable to MSO models should customers need that capability in the future.
The MSO/DPO5000 series make use of the DPX technology with FastAcq to enable engineers to quickly see problems in their signal with acquisition rates up to 2 GHz, then use over 350 trigger combinations to capture that event the first time.
Extensive triggers for serial and parallel bus content enable fast validation of bus operation and make it possible for engineers to quickly track down system-level problems in embedded systems.
The built-in Wave Inspector search capability can automatically look through an entire acquisition of up to 250M points to find user-specified events and mark every occurrence for fast navigation to problem areas. Over 50 automated measurements, plus advanced waveform math, histograms, statistics and other built-in analysis tools are available to analyze the signal and determine root cause of a problem or validate operation of the design.
All 16 digital channels of the MSO5000 series enable triggering across all input channels, automatically time correlating all analog, digital, and serial/parallel bus signals. The MagniVu ultra high resolution acquisition mode acquires up to 10,000 points at up to 16.5 GS/s (60.6ps resolution). Tektronix says MagniVu is essential for making accurate timing measurements for setup and hold, clock delay, signal skew, and glitch characterization.
Using the MSO/DPO5000 series, with optional support for automated trigger and decode of I2C, SPI, RS-232 and USB 2.0 serial buses, engineers can focus on solving problems and not on manually decoding serial protocols. Optional analysis support for jitter and eye pattern analysis, limit and mask testing, serial compliance tests, power measurements, and DDR memory, among others further enable engineers to use one instrument for a wide range of applications.
Tektronix has also developed the TPP1000 and TPP0500 high-bandwidth and low capacitance passive voltage probes for use with the MSO/DPO5000 series and four are shipped free with each scope.
Pricing ranges from $11,400 to $27,400 for the MSO/DPO5000 series oscilloscopes.